BBC is reporting that Japan has forced a stalemate in the ongoing negotiations between between pro-slaughter and anti-whaling nations. Both sides wanted to come to an agreement before this year’s International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting. Apparently, Japan is adamantly refusing to make little concession in how many whales the nation wants to kill. According to a source, Japan offered to take only 29 fewer minke whales, far short of the number anti-whaling nations want.
Japan has steadfastly maintained its intention to return to commercial whaling, which activists fear might happen as early as this summer.